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Villa 4 6.78%
Totti 1 1.69%
Henry 24 40.68%
Trezeguet 0 0%
Klose 7 11.86%
Rooney 3 5.08%
Shevchenko 13 22.03%
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post #31 of 195 (permalink) Old 06-08-2006, 11:12 AM
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Thuram got 2, they were both in the semi against Croatia and are still the only 2 goals he has ever scored for France don't know how i know that but i'm pretty sure it's right.

Papin... the memories, what a defense Milan had back then
Yes, they were and classic goals they were, turns the defender and hits a left foot drive into the corner.

JPP still one of the best ever French forwards.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Hell yeah, Jean-Pierre Papin was great, but he had too many serious injuries in the final stages of his career and was denied a great career end. But when I was a little Neely about 10 or more years ago, he gave me an autograph when I was with my father at a Bayern Munich practice session. From there on I loved him
I'd seen him play at the EM in Sweden and France were pathetic in that tournament and he was the only shining light there. I remember he got this long pass from Perez, trapped it in stride and put a swerve on Björklund who was his daddy in this game and then drilled a shot in the corner.

He was meant to be a humble guy and it's disappointing that pieces of crap like Stéphane Guivarc'h and Donkey Dugarry got World Cup medals and he didn't.

Good to see he was nice to you.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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I'd seen him play at the EM in Sweden and France were pathetic in that tournament and he was the only shining light there. I remember he got this long pass from Perez, trapped it in stride and put a swerve on Björklund who was his daddy in this game and then drilled a shot in the corner.

He was meant to be a humble guy and it's disappointing that pieces of crap like Stéphane Guivarc'h and Donkey Dugarry got World Cup medals and he didn't.

Good to see he was nice to you.
Bjorklund and Guivarch in one post. They were so bad for rangers.

I think batistuta was better than Papin

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Bjorklund and Guivarch in one post. They were so bad for rangers.

I think batistuta was better than Papin
Huge Batigol fan here.

Speaking of South Americans. I think there should be some appreciation for the greatness of Higuita, Chilavert and Valderrama.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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JPP still one of the best ever French forwards.
Agreed.

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R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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Bjorklund and Guivarch in one post. They were so bad for rangers.

I think batistuta was better than Papin
Angel Gabriel was quality.

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

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R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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Huge Batigol fan here.

Speaking of South Americans. I think there should be some appreciation for the greatness of Higuita, Chilavert and Valderrama.
Higuita: Entertaining, not someone i would want at Celtic
Chilavert: Good in his day but erratic, Paraguay are better of with Villar
Valderrama: Remember him as a good player

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Higuita brought the flair to bizarre goalkeeping.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Valderrama: Remember him as a good player
El Pibe.
Remember mainly his hair.

He disappointed on the few occasions I saw him play.

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

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R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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El Pibe had excellent technique and the hair was magnificent.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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The exclusion of Ruud van Nistelrooy and Luca Toni in this poll is inexcusable.

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The exclusion of Ruud van Nistelrooy and Luca Toni in this poll is inexcusable.
Would have put van Nistelrooy there 2 years ago, but not anymore.

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

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R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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The exclusion of Ruud van Nistelrooy and Luca Toni in this poll is inexcusable.
Not as bad as the lack of pauleta and Larsson (still angry about that bth)
Toni should be there.
WHY IS CASSANO THERE?

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Too bad Jean Pierre Papin wasn't around and there was a quality forward.
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Not as bad as the lack of pauleta and Larsson (still angry about that bth)
Toni should be there.
WHY IS CASSANO THERE?
Cassano's ability cannot be questioned.

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

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R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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